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Hello! My name is Jolee Messier and I just finished my 1L year at RWU School of Law. I am originally from Dartmouth, MA, and I graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA with a double major in U.S. History and Criminology. In undergrad, I spent a semester abroad at the University of...

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Almost Over!

Posted by Jolee Messier on 06/30/2010 at 03:48 PM

I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday!  Time has definitely flown by.  I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing.  On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc.  I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world.  Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)  

Court has been a little bit rough this week.  We had a hung jury in our breaking/entering and assault case, which was very disappointing to His Honor Judge Kennedy and I (the defendant had a ridiculous defense).  We also started and are finishing up an indecent assault case (child molestation).  The jury will deliberate and hopefully return a verdict tomorrow.  In England, there are 12-person juries.  Although the judge will ask the jury to return a unanimous verdict, if there is no such verdict after a period of deliberation, the judge can direct a majority verdict of at least 10 members.

I will probably be able to post one more time before I return back to the states.  Stay tuned!